28 Dec 2011

Well, this is the last post for 2011

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of another year....
{only a few days away from New Years eve..!}
Thanks for your friendship, your visits and kind and supporting comments.
And for sharing your lovely and inspiring blogs.

farewell 2011
We wish that you will all have a Happy, Happy New Year.
May 2012 bring you happiness, good health and everything else you desire.
Be safe and take care.
xo Heleen en Corry

24 Dec 2011


Best Christmas Wishes


Have a wonderful Christmas time...

Groetjes, Heleen en Corry


19 Dec 2011

Monday (Christmas) inspiration

Hoi everyone.
How are you'll doing these last days close to Christmas?
Me.. i'm doing just fine...
I'm done with most of the Christmas decorations

mirror decoration

I keep my magazines, especially Country Living.
And every year around Christmas time I go through the
December issue from previous years for inspiration.

Country Living December issues

Inspiration for
Gift wrapping

gift wrapping inspiration

for making ornaments

ornaments country living

see the cat and the boot below,
obvious were they came from

home made

Tree inspiration


Our tree 2011

I love the star on the right in this picture below
Wish i know how to make one like that!
photo taken from Country Living magazine

So far for this monday inspiration.
I only can hope i didn't give you an overdose?
I could go on and on..but I won't!
Happy monday! Groetjes,

16 Dec 2011

Bag of roses,

Hi everyone.

Here a new bag,

Bag of roses.

Red rose messengerbag

Red rose messengerbag

Enjoy the start of the weekend.

Groetjes Heleen


14 Dec 2011

Angel stitcheries

angel stitchery

I made some of these little angel bags a few years ago.
And today I came across unfinished angels in a box.

angel stitchery

I went looking for a needle, embroidery floss and start stitching.
Then a bit of sewing...and tada...

little angel bag

One little stitchery angel bag finished.
little stitchery angel bag

Have a lovely evening!
: )

11 Dec 2011

Thrift shopping,

Hi everyone,
Love this time of year !
And although it's about the busiest time there's always a litlle moment,

to do some thriftshopping.
And this time I found something special to show you,


A small rug that was framed.

so sweet

My mother said,
 it are little banner images that came with a pack of cigarettes before the war
(around 1940) and people collected them.

from about 1940..

I love how they are sewn together
and wonder
who it could have made ​​and in what circumstances.

This is what I love about thriftshopping!

groetjes Heleen

6 Dec 2011

Christmas spirit

Tonight we celebrated Sinterklaas with the traditional presents,
pepernoten en marsepein. We had a very lovely time.
Today the Sint silently leaves and goes back to Spain.
 For me that is the moment to start with a few
Christmas decorations here and there.
I can't wait..So to get me into Christmas spirit I browsed through
my flickr stream for Christmassy photos from previous years.


ornaments made by me a few years ago
holiday season ornaments

a snowman and tree ornament from Hema
Hema ornaments

more ornaments from Hema
echt Hema!

a cross-stitch tree

gingerbread heart

logcabin quilt

Christmas quilt
Can't wait to unpack the Christmas stuff box
and start decorating....
And you, when do you start your decorations?
Groeten, Corry


4 Dec 2011

Knitting inspiration,

A few weeks ago our mother bought this book.
I'm totally in love with these cute knitting men!

And except in magazines they are also on youtube.

So cute! But thers's one thing...
 I'm not a knitter!!!

I would love to make these patterns!

Our mother came with this jute fabric.
"I don't like to use jute, mom"

Now I used the knitting pattern to embroider

And I'm going to make a little
christmas giftbag for in the tree

Thank you Arne en Carlos!

Groetjes Heleen

ps. this bag is in the shop.

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